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03 February
2015

The Reading Series in February

All who love both literature and drawings are invited to attend to this year’s second edition of the Reading Series, which will take place in the Bomba club (Pl. Szczepański 2/1) on Thursday the 4th of February at 8:00 p.m. During the February meeting in the Reading Series cycle, Jakub Woynarowski will share his graphic novel Martwy sezon [The Dead Season], Joanna Ostrowska will read fragments of Przemilczane [Hushed Up] (Wydawnictwo Czarne), Piotr Kletowski will present Pier Paolo Pasolini. Twórczość filmowa [Pier Paolo Pasolini. Film works], and Pavel Peč will read Miód [Honey] by Tomáš Svoboda. The meeting will be hosted by Piotr Marecki. The Krakow Festival Office and Krakow UNESCO City of Literature are partners of the event.

The term ‘Reading Series’ is a calque from English. The Reading Series means both a form of presentation of literature and uniting of literary circles. It is high time that the ‘city of literature’ tested this form of organisation of literary life, too. The initiative is proposed by the circle of editors and activists concentrated around the Ha!art publishing house, foundation, newspaper and portal.

The Krakow Reading Series is a cycle of regularly organised meetings during which writers, essayists and translators read fragments of their works. The authors of the project want to create a permanent meeting forum where literature will play the most important part. During the cycle, there will be an opportunity to listen to works on which writers are still working and most recent works by popular authors, as well as debut authors who will be selected by curators of the project.